Dec 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; A worker clears snow from the tunnel before the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Nine More Former Players Join Concussion Lawsuit Against Kansas City Chiefs


Dec 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; A worker clears snow from the tunnel before the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Hall of Famers Albert Lewis and Art Still along with seven other players have joined a previously filed lawsuit against the Kansas City Chiefs involving concussions. Dino Hackett, Todd McNair, Fred Jones, Tim Barnett, Walker Lee Ashley, Emile Harry and Chris Smith are the other players who have joined the suit.

The initial lawsuit was filed by Chris Martin, Kevin Porter, Joe Phillips, Louis Cooper and Leonard Griffin on December 3. The suit comes after the NFL settled a lawsuit for $765 million earlier in the year.

Ken McClain is representing the players.

“They’re not some malcontents or people unhappy with the KC Chiefs and their careers,” McClain said. “They’ve been injured and should be taken care of. These are all players who had great loyalty to Chiefs and gave their lives to the team and are now suffering the consequences with no hope of compensation. It’s a widespread problem and these players have a right to be compensated.”

“I think there are more players that will file before the first of the year,” McClain said.

The suit is being filed under a quirk in Missouri law that allows employees to sue former employers over declined workers’ compensation. At this point no former St. Louis Rams players have filed suit.

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